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Police kill 10 suspected armed robbers in Delta

By Monday Osayande, Asaba
23 May 2022   |   3:43 am
Delta State Police command, yesterday, stormed the hideout of dare devil armed robbery suspects, who have been involved in the killing of policemen and civilians recently in the state, and killed 10 of them.

Bright Edafe

Delta State Police command, yesterday, stormed the hideout of dare devil armed robbery suspects, who have been involved in the killing of policemen and civilians recently in the state, and killed 10 of them.

  
The Guardian learnt that the gunmen were involved in killing, arsons, kidnapping and armed robbery attack on innocent civilians and policemen on duty and  taking away  their rifles.
  
The Command’s spokesperson, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Bright Edafe, who confirmed the arrest,  told  newsmen that Kidnapping/Cybercrime Squad, Dragon patrol teams, the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and Anti-Cult Volunteers from Agbor, Ekwoma, Igbodo, Ibusa, Abavo, Kwale respectively, carried out the operations.
  
Edafe said the combined teams  embarked on a sting operation and stormed the hideout of these dare devil kidnappers/ armed robbers around Kwale Axis to dislodge the hoodlums,  who were armed with AK47 rifles and charms.
 
According to Edafe, when the hoodlums sighted the Police, they started shooting sporadically and the team equally engaged them in a fierce gun battle.
 
“And due to the superior firepower of the Police, 10 of the suspected kidnappers/armed robbers were successfully neutralised while others escaped with gunshot injuries,” he said.
  
The police image maker said five AK 47 rifles, six magazines and 117 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition were recovered from them. He assured residents in the state that the Command will continue to sustain this tempo.
 
Edafe, however, urged  members of the public, vigilantes, anti-cult volunteers and other non-state actors to continue to partner with the Police with a view to ensuring that Delta state will never be a safe haven for criminals.

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